Upgrading Graphics Card Need Some Suggestions

  Insomnia 00:15 26 Aug 2007

My comp: MS Windows XP SP2, AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3400+, 512MB RAM, MSI (Micro Star) MS-6741 (K8TM-ILS) Motherboard, and a useless integrated VIA/SG3 UnichromeII Graphics.

I'm planning to add a GIG of RAM but need help in choosing a half decent graphics card. Can I have some suggestions of cards between £50-100. Will be planning to play CIV4 and MTW2.

  C3 00:24 26 Aug 2007

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  GaT7 00:38 26 Aug 2007

For your budget & interface (AGP)...

A 7600GT (256Mb) for £66 click here is the least you should go for.

Possibly the best would be a X1950Pro (512Mb) for £97 click here.

Benchmark comparison list click here - change the game/test under 'Choose benchmark' to compare the 2 above.

What's your PSU like? G

  m0ng00se132 07:48 26 Aug 2007

get the ATI 1950 PRO, its still faster than many cards on the market(8600gt,2600pro), abd it available in AGP

  Armchair 12:32 26 Aug 2007

X1950 GT (it's cheaper) or Pro would be a good idea. nVidia's offering, the 7950 GT is just too expensive.

Btw, that Point of View 7600GT is substandard. It uses slow DDR2 VRAM, and I wouldn't buy it.

  countryboy 15:54 26 Aug 2007

Dont forget that fitting a graphics card may require an uprated psu to go with it, I know that from experence when I fitted a 1950 pro into my Father in Laws Computer.

  Insomnia 21:46 26 Aug 2007

Thanks dudes, but psu what the hell? Please to be explaining this? My name a Borat!

  GaT7 01:15 27 Aug 2007

PSU is power supply unit.

What's the PSU wattage? You may have to open the case & have a look at the text on the label.

If you have an eMachines PC, it may help if you can tell us the model number. G

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